Catalogue Number: 182
The Hunterian lectures on colour vision and colour blindness
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Edridge-Green FW
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1911
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Ltd
Description Of Item: Original cloth cover, 8vo, 76 pp, black and white illustrations, advertisement leaf for several of the author's colour vision tests, including his colour perception lantern.
Historical Significance: Edridge Green was an ophthalmologist with a keen interest in colour blindness. He devised the Edridge Green lantern test and took part in the debate about rail and sea colour vision standards in the 1890s. (see Cole, B L and Vingrys, A J (1982) A survey and evaluation of lantern tests of color vision Amer J Optom & Physiol Optics 59, 346-374) . See Br Med J. 1953 May 2;1(4817):998 for biography.The Hunterian lectures commemorate surgeon John Hunter (1728-93) who was prominent in the Royal College of Surgeons. He amassed a huge anatomical collection which was purchased by the Crown and put into the care of the Royal College in 1797 with the stipulation that the collection be open to the public by the founding of a lecture series and a museum.
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Padman, widow of Tasmanian optometrist, Eric Padman
Date Acquired: 1984
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note